Canon CLI-226 4546B001 Ink Tank-Black Reviews

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  1. JAime says:
    76 of 81 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    …But I Have Black, Right?, May 2, 2011
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    JAime

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    I learned the hard way that my Canon printer needs TWO black ink cartridges — 226 BK and 225 PGBK. Apparently, one black (226) is used exclusively for images, and one (225) exclusively for text. When my PGBK cartridge ran dry, I thought the BK cartridge would take over, since it was still 75% full. Nope.

    Now that I’ve purchased this combo pack, convenient as it is, the BK cartridge is gathering dust next to my printer, unused.

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  2. JB says:
    89 of 100 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Quality ink, but another dumb combo from Canon, April 29, 2011
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    JB (Eastern USA) –

    I have always stuck with OEM ink, because the results and reliability are worth the extra cost to me (plus printer manufacturers are making it increasingly difficult to use non-OEM solutions).

    However, it is beyond dumb to see the combos that Canon is offering for the new line of ink jet cartridges. In this case Canon gives you four color cartridges, but all of their current PIXMA printers take five or six – to get the Pigment Black or Gray cartridges you’ll have to buy them separately and at a higher price. Plus this combo includes 50 sheets of paper that not everyone needs (I have plenty already). Perhaps Canon should ditch the paper and lower the list price of this combo by eight dollars – the amount this CLI-226 combo was increased over the CLI-221 combo it replaced.

    BTW, the other package deal offered by Canon (PGI-225 BK/ CLI-226 C,M,Y 4 Pack Value Pack (4530B008)) is another strange combo that includes Pigment Black and three colors, but does not include Black or Gray.

    Sorry, but it makes no sense whatsoever to not offer at least a 5-cartridge refill kit for a printers that needs 5 or 6 different inks – except that it lines Canon’s pockets a bit more than it should. A kit that substituted Pigment Black for the paper would make more sense than this – or as I said earlier just get rid of the paper and lower the price significantly.

    I also have to knock off a star because the new cartridges are opaque, which may have been done to thwart refillers but also prevents users from checking the ink level themselves.

    Edit July 2011: When my Pixma MX860 printer recently failed I was looking at upgrading to the Canon PIXMA MG8120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (4504B002). But in large part due my dissatisfaction with the ink cartridges of the new Pixmas I went with a refurbished Canon PIXMA MP990 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3749B002) which uses the previous generation CLI-221 cartridges.

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  3. kitties1 says:
    47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    What the heck is Canon thinking!, June 2, 2011
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    I agree with most of the people that have written reviews. Believe it or not…..it costs less at times to purchase a new printer that comes with in than buying the ink alone. Our stores have this model on sale all the time. Actually ran into a guy the other day who had like 6 of them in his shopping cart and said…..yeah buying the printer for the ink.

    So, what do you do with all the printers? I guess they all go to land fill, just what we need. Canon we like your product, so give us a break on the ink…….

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